Indonesia urges ‘significant steps’ on Rohingya issue

SINGAPORE: Myanmar should take significant steps to achieve peace in Rakhine state, Indonesia’s foreign minister said Friday (Feb 10), warning that the bloody crackdown on the country’s Rohingya minority could lead to instability across Southeast Asia. Hundreds of Rohingya are thought to have been killed during a brutal campaign by Myanmar security forces in Rakhine to find militants accused of

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PM to raise Rohingya issue during Germany tour

Bangladesh will take up the Rohingya issue with Germany during the prime minister’s visit to Munich, aiming to mount pressure on Myanmar to repatriate its nationals from Bangladesh. “We’ve already talked to the European Commission on the Rohingya issue. And of course, the issue will be discussed at a meeting with Dr Angela Merkel,” Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali told

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EXCLUSIVE: UN rights envoy urges inquiry into abuses of Rohingya in Myanmar

The UN should launch an inquiry into military abuses of Myanmar’s minority Rohingya Muslims, because the government is incapable of carrying out a credible investigation, the UN’s rights envoy will tell the Human Rights Council next month. Yanghee Lee, the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, told IRIN that she will urge member states to sponsor a resolution

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Burma: Security Forces Raped Rohingya Women, Girls

(New York) – Burmese government forces committed rape and other sexual violence against ethnic Rohingya women and girls as young as 13 during security operations in northern Rakhine State in late 2016, Human Rights Watch said today. The Burmese government should urgently endorse an independent, international investigation into alleged abuses in northern Rakhine State, including into possible systematic rape against

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PM assures Myanmar’s President Kyaw that Kingdom will stay silent on Rohingya

rime Minister Hun Sen has reassured his Burmese counterpart that the Kingdom will not interfere in the escalating “Rohingya issue”, a day after a damning UN report revealed widespread gang rape and murder allegedly committed against the Muslim ethnic minority by Myanmar security forces. During talks at the Peace Palace on Saturday, the premier told President Htin Kyaw that “Cambodia

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Violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state could amount to crimes against humanity – UN special adviser

The scale of violence against the Rohingya community in Myanmar’s Rakhine state documented in a recent United Nations human rights report is a level of dehumanization and cruelty that is “revolting and unacceptable,” the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide said today, underlining the Government’s responsibility to ensure that populations are protected. In a statement, Special Adviser Adama

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi vows to investigate crimes against Rohingya – U.N.’s Zeid

By Stephanie Nebehay | GENEVA The top United Nations human rights official said Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi promised on Friday to investigate U.N. allegations of atrocities against Rohingya Muslims. Security forces and police have committed mass killings and gang rapes and burned villages in northern Rakhine state, a U.N. investigation published on Friday found. “I did speak to

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Devastating cruelty against Rohingya children, women and men detailed in UN human rights report

GENEVA (3 February 2017) – Mass gang-rape, killings – including of babies and young children, brutal beatings, disappearances and other serious human rights violations by Myanmar’s security forces in a sealed-off area north of Maungdaw in northern Rakhine State have been detailed in a new UN report issued Friday based on interviews with victims across the border in Bangladesh. Of

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